American Goth Girl in London

I live in a perpetual state of wonder on my quest for whimsy, the oddly beautiful, the beautifully odd, and the perfect cup of coffee. The latter is particularly elusive in a country of tea drinkers.

Palestinians deserve basic rights.

girlactionfigure:

Share to speak out against the Palestinian Authority for arresting Palestinians for criticizing government officials on Facebook.

Free Speech is the most fundamental of rights for any citizen and we condemn this just as we condemn the oppression of dissenting opinions in Iran, Syria, or any other country. Shame on the PA.

YNet

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eretzyisrael:

Shul on Yom Kippur.

This is a painting by Maurycy Gottlieb drawn in 1878, depicting Ashkenazi Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.
Traditional elements shown include tallitot, kippot, the Torah, The artist has painted himself (to the right of the seated rabbi, looking outwards) among the people of his hometown of Drohobych.

eretzyisrael:

Shul on Yom Kippur.

This is a painting by Maurycy Gottlieb drawn in 1878, depicting Ashkenazi Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

Traditional elements shown include tallitot, kippot, the Torah, The artist has painted himself (to the right of the seated rabbi, looking outwards) among the people of his hometown of Drohobych.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Abbas spokesman says any "peace" must include banning Jews from holy places

elderofziyon:

The Times of Israel seriously botched up a news story:

Abbas spokesman says he’s ‘ready for historic compromise’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready for a historic compromise for peace, his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on Monday.

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fiery response to Abbas’s UN speech last week in which the Pa leader accused Israel of conducting a “war of genocide” in Gaza, Abu Rudeineh said that the solution must be based on UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, Israel Radio reported.

He also said the solution would have to include a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, an immediate end to settlement activity, and the lifting of the blockade in Gaza.
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Nabil Abu Rudeineh did
not say that Abbas is ready for a historic compromise. He was responding that Netanyahu’s statement that Israel is ready to accept a historic compromise, insisting that Israel must include certain conditions in any peace plan.

And the Western media missed one of his conditions: to make holy places like the Temple Mount, Rachel’s Tomb and the Ma’arat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) Judenfrei.

As Arabic media widely reports, Rudeineh said that any agreement must also include “stopping the activities of extremists in holy places.”

Anyone who follows Arab media knows that to them, any Jews who want to visit their own holy sites, no matter how peacefully, are called “extremists.” Abbas is saying that  Jews must be banned from their holy spots.

When Netanyahu said he was ready for a “historic compromise,” the response of the PA leadership was to add a new obstacle to peace, one that must disgust any truly peace-seeking Westerner, to ban Jews from their most sacred sites.

The Abbas’ spokesman’s response to Netanyahu’s speech proves yet again that Palestinian hate is the obstacle to peace. This is the basic fact about the conflict that the Western media and governments adamantly refuse to believe..

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sixpenceee:

Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.

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